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2012 WTCC: Chevrolet Returns To Marrakech As Championship Leaders

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The FIA World Touring Car Championship (WTCC) is heading to Africa for the third round of the season with Chevrolet leading in both Manufacturers’ and Drivers’ title races.

The historic Moroccan town of Marrakech plays host for Races 5 and 6 at the 4.545 km Moulay al-Hassan urban track. This is the third time the WTCC will race at this circuit, after the 2009 and 2010 events, and the only round of a track FIA World Championship on African soil. 

Marrakech carries fond memories for Chevrolet. The first edition of the event saw Rob Huff give the Cruze, which had only started its race career a few weeks earlier, its first-ever WTCC win in Race 1, while Nicola Larini completed the team’s triumph with an emotional win in Race 2. 

The Cruzes will seek to confirm Chevrolet’s impressive record on street circuits on a track that has undergone a number of improvements to minimize the race incidents and safety car deployments that marred the 2010 edition. 

Chevrolet collected 173 points from the first four WTCC races, with BMW in 2nd position on 108 points and SEAT 3rd with 101. Reigning champion Yvan Muller leads the Drivers’ standing with 88 points, 27 ahead of teammate Alain Menu.

Source: paddocktalk.com

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